I’m wondering how people learned the faith historically.
were all masses in latin before the council of trent?
and when it was in latin, how did people learn the readings at mass? a lot of people didn’t speak latin and couldn’t read. I kow people say that a lot of romantic languages are similar but I know French and am learning Spanish but I’m still totally lost when it comes ot latin.
and a lot of people didn’t have the chance to go to school.
so how would your average peasant, for example, know what was going on when they couldn’t understand the mass? were the bible readings translated during the himily back then, for example?
I mean isn’t the bible supposed to be read to the faithful? what’s the point of having it in a language that only educated scholars used?
or are there other ways that I’m not familiar with.
also, I know a lot of religious communities did a lot of work for the church. what was available for the laity to do? I understand the structure was quite different. for example, a lot of our current ministries used to be a prt of minor orders, and most corporal works were done by religious men and women. could I get some example of lay ministries?